NEW BETHLEHEM – With the spring planting season just around the corner, the New Bethlehem Garden Keepers group is hoping to add a few more green thumbs to their arsenal this year.

KITTANNING – Several county-level races will present choices for Armstrong County voters, according to candidate lists for the May 21 primary election that were released by the county last week.

NEW BETHLEHEM – Tickets for New Bethlehem’s newest event — the Nutty Wine, Shine & Brew Fest — went on sale Monday and organizers are hoping a big grand prize will help make the tickets disappear quickly.

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CLARION – “Fentanyl is the plague of a generation. There has never been a more direct, lethal threat to the welfare of rural communities in general, and Clarion County in particular, than the sale of fentanyl — because fentanyl is death.”

RIMERSBURG – Those hoping for a last minute miracle to save this year’s Cookie Daze festival in Rimersburg would have been disappointed last week as only the usual core group of volunteers showed up for the monthly meeting of the Rimersburg Chamber of Commerce.

RIMERSBURG – A look at standardized test scores for Union elementary students started off last week’s community presentation, the fourth in a series of forums this school year held by elementary principal Tom Minick.

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HAWTHORN – A crowd of more than 125 people were on hand Saturday night at the Hawthorn Fire Hall as the Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce presented its annual awards.

Jeff Myers and his wife, Michelle, have seen a lot of change in Rimersburg where their family-owned and operated Myers Tire and Service center on Main Street has been in operation since January of 2000.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – In a survey conducted last year, 64.7 percent of the seniors in the Redbank Valley School District reported using an e-cigarette or vape within the past 30 days.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – The Redbank Valley Historical Society will release the second set of Carol Kennemuth’s original and limited edition prints of historical sites in the Redbank Valley Area at a reception and program at the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 28.

RIMERSBURG – The final months of any school year can be very hectic, but this year’s homestretch at Union High School has been complicated by damage to the main gymnasium’s floor.

CLARION – Exhibitors from several counties showed off their wares during the Pennsylvania Wilds Buyers Market on March 2. The event, held at the Gemmell Student Center located on the Clarion University of Pennsylvania campus, featured handcrafted soaps, jewelry, snack items, wooden goods and more.

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CLARION – The Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry honored a citizen of the year, lifetime achievement, volunteer of the year and two businesses Saturday night at the organization’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held at Clarion University.

CLARION – “You may get a charge out of this,” said Clarion County Engineer Kevin Reichard as he presented an application for an approval of plans for electric vehicle charging stations at the Clarion Walmart at the February meeting of the Clarion County Planning Commission.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – With the spring planting season just around the corner, the New Bethlehem Garden Keepers group is hoping to add a few more green thumbs to their arsenal this year. Read more